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to these changes, and where is that resistance coming from? >> and initially when you look at the students, that was the initial push back. they were comfortable with the rules -- because they did not think where there were coming from. they saw as control. over time, they understood it was about the culture of the school. if you ask me about the resistance now, it is more external and internal. most of the resistance we have comes from the community. and there are a host of reasons why that happens. the charter movement in new orleans has been expensive. and in many ways, the community feels pushed out. a lot of the teachers who had taught in the community and from the community are no longer teachers there. from their vantage point, a lot of outsiders are coming in to run the schools. it creates some bank and animosity. -- some angst. tavis: i was working on a special called education under arrest. new orleans was one of the stops. so i spent a few days there. i heard a lot about this charter school movement in new orleans. and one of the rubs against charter schools is that they get to
changed faith in the course of their lives. 40% of americans are in interfaith marriages. we no longer take religious identity from their parents. what is going on, and they want answers. the answers are no longer just passed on from generation to generation. it is harder for people. if you force your own identity, it can be more personal. admit answering questions and adapting are different things. i get the answer to the question, but there are a lot of people troubled by the fact that religion will adapt itself to suit the needs of the people. those are different things. answering questions is one thing. adapting is another. >> i think what is happening is the home base of religion is shifting. the days when you would go to an pew andtion and sit in a fe someone would tell you how to live, that is inconsistent with the way people live their lives. what is the dominant way people live their lives. it is about searching. people still search. they have these questions. somebody is going to tell you the answer from a book and has not been touched for thousands of years? that is not cons
believed music can change lives for the better as part of the iconic group, peter paul & mary. they were there 50 years ago for the march on washington. they put together a concert for sandy hook elementary survivors, teachers. he has a new album called "i'm in love with a big blue frog." let's take a look at peter paul & mary singing at their 20th anniversary concert. i'm in love with the big blue frog ♪ ♪ paul was here months ago and i have a great conversation with him as always. forever busy. the work does not stopped. the commitment is something we inherited. maryeavers, pete seeger, used to say if you seen, you have to lift me. the turning point came at the march on washington in 1953, and i remember when we were singing, people knew this song. it had been a big hit. us, andvis introduced he said, what should i say? a music groupr that will express music. we were not there to entertain. we were there to express and to join other people. get all of a sudden, a quarter million people were singing the song. ♪ if i had a hammer, i would hammer in the morning, i would hammer in th
the said change. black is on the left, and white is on the right, now, this would get the i key response as opposed to the e, and now there is an blackface coming up, and i would just practice this task, and a new combined task, so there would be a bunch of these, and then along comes this, and the first time i saw this one, i was amazingly poor at performing this task. i had to give the same response to black faces and pleasant words with my left hand and white faces and unpleasant words with my right and, and whereas i was passed in the previous one, with the combined task, i was slow on this one. i could understand what. we may have one more, this may be the last one. this would get it. but the problem was, i later discovered, is that this is difficult for me because i must have in my head associations more of white with pleasant than black with pleasant, and that is how it turned out, how this became a measure of a strength of those associations. >> -- tavis: so how does it feel as a researcher, as a scientist to have to challenge, to come face-to-face with your own bias es. >> it wa
and bonnie hammer have done a great job of trying to inspire some kind of awareness and change within our society. they have characters unite, which is about tearing down the walls of prejudice in tolars, racism, bullying, homophobia it and to realize that even though we are unique, we are very much the same. peer over the fence and tried to understand it. the last thing they tried to do last month was all i will not stand for. and that is getting people to say what it will not stand for. if you can create a dialogue with in a group of people, you can create change. a little effort, a little change of someone's mind can make a world of difference. tavis: speaking of collaborative working, back to you -- on "psych". whereas season 7 going to take us? >> season 7? first we find out whether henry. died henry. corbin bernson. a lot of people will be thrilled to see what the answer is. then we have our 100th at this. we did the cast of clue. martin mull, leslie and warren. and jeffrey tambour. and we have big show coming. we did a found for this episode about bigfoot. place the bigfoot charact
that time which would, if different decisions had been made, what have radically changed the last 65 years in japan and in large part, all of asia would have been different. i was just really -- it was very i opening to me. i felt like, well, this is part of the end of world war ii that i know so little about and here is an opportunity to focus on just a couple of week period of time and some huge decisions that are made in a moment in history is a really shining moment for america. tavis: shining in what way? >> i think at the end of world war ii when this decision of how they were going to handle emperor hirohito, if you pull the u.s. population -- pullolle the u.s. population, people wanted him hung. there are different historians that have different takes. history has a different interesting way when you look back on it it can shift and change. so but i think the decisions made and ultimately what macarthur recommended to washington to keep hirohito in the emperorship to help rebuild japan, even after the way that america was attacked by japan and the hundreds of thousands of lives tha
not changed in a while. even the public education is taxpayer funded, the taxpayers do not know what agency they have to fix it. you're doing what you're doing and we can argue about who was right and wrong. what agency to people have? >> that is a great question. this is to give road map to the everyday mom or dad who is educated -- frustrated by the education system. they often think it is hopeless. i call the school in a one returns my calls. this is the political black hole and we cannot fix it. there are things that everyday people can do. we have laws and policies in place that are created and protected by elected officials. and these elected officials, usually they vote for something in the committee. their constituents are not paying attention to evoke their having. nobody knows that. if we're able to shine a light on that and say, your state assemblymen voted against a lot to take sexual predators out of the classroom, what do you think about that? the vast majority would say that is a travesty. we should say, hold that person accountable for that vote and know when you're going to
is absolutely necessary, they are also saying, i want to change this world. that is the debate i find most interesting. sheryl sandberg's book is very important. women need to learn to lean back, recharge, renew ourselves. otherwise, this life is not sustainable, either at the individual or collective level. tavis: there are a lot of women who wanted the sheryl sandberg, a lot of people have entered into this rat race of corporate america and they want to escalate to the top. god bless them if that is what they want to do with their lives. is sheryl sandberg the kind of woman to advance a conversation about the role of women in america? >> the issue that she raises in her book are absolutely key. whether they are struggling to find a job or putting food on a table, or if they are running a big, multinational corporation. her point is that there are institutional barriers to success, but there are also personal, individual barriers to success, the voices in our heads that tell us we are not good enough. these are the voices that she is addressing in her book. she asks women to ask that ques
world. the author is give game changing steps. this is for everyone including students in classrooms. we are glad you could join us about the science of winning and losing, coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> -- tavis the title pretty much says it all. "top dog: the science of winning and losing." cooperation is always better than competition, that risk is better than assessing risk. they also a lot to say about the way men and women approach competition, how kids are set up to fail as adults by the way they handle stress in school, and a training ground for how to succeed. lots to get to, which i can promise you we will not get to all of that in 30 minutes. it is such a provocativ
to make a racial change only on their terms, and if he talks about race, they get upset. -- he has to do is mention trayvon martin, people go ballistic. it's still drives our politics, are voting patterns, -- it still voting our politics, our patterns. it is still an important barometer of politics in the united states, but for that very reason, it is a gateway. if you are comfortable, and you get outside of yourself, and human progress, as they did in the 1960's, it -- and human progress, as they did in the 1960's, it goes beyond. as toare great lessons how citizens can organize to call on the patriotic heritage of the country to tackle our most intractable problems, and we need to do that again. tavis: i am glad you have said that. what other movements for justice and freedom and rights in this country have learned from the civil rights era? i have always seen the civil- rights era as the litmus test, my words, not yours, i have seen that as the high-water mark that other movements have taken their cues from, he it women, be it gays and lesbians, -- be it women, be it gays and lesbians
ep was for adourn, has become the most life changing song in my career thus far. it was so exciting to watch people really connect with this video. andt the video out first, the anticipation kind of built up. tavis: there is a problem. there is something missing. >> when i was 8 years old recording songs or working all these years before i had a deal, i was not getting money. that is not the reason i make music. as a creative individual, i do this for my sanity. it is an inherent need. tavis: i love it. what has the success of being seen by 30 million people, how does that impact your career when you get to that moment? everybody is watching you, and you steal the show. >> i only knew i wanted to have a good time. i only wanted it to be everything i a imagined it to be. tavis: was it? >> it was more. we were right in the middle of the aisle. it was this moment of realization that it was related happening. i promise i was going to have a good time. haves been cool to want to artistic reach out and want to work. i suspect while this is miguel's first time on the program, it will not b
, play golf with them, he is not changing his strategy. i do not know what that is about, but there is no evidence. >> the republicans have not treated him well either. there is blame on both sides, but i think being strategic about this, trying to reach out to republicans in swing states, people that have more moderate voting records, that are willing to vote independently, i think those are the folks he needs to make a concerted effort to deal with, and i am not sure they have been as strategic as they should be on this. it is interesting. tip o'neill and ronald reagan had a good working relationship. tip o'neill was speaker of the house, but one reason he worked well with ronald reagan is he knew there was a good block of democrats that would vote with ronald reagan, so it gave the opposition leadership an incentive to work with the president, knowing he has swing votes, so i feel we need to get strategic and tactical about this, and i know it is easy sitting in a studio, but it is the best advice i can give because we do not have government coalition. we do not have a
comedian. tavis: mm-hmm. >> i have changed my attitude about that. tavis: [laughter] >> what i have found throughout my career, tavis, is that there is a great connection between all the comedians in some way, and when i started doing comedy in the 1970's, i talked just like this, so i was not loud enough for las vegas. i had to open up for jazz chords, which was the best thing that could have happened to me, bill evans, others. the way musicians connected with each other was remarkable to me. there was such respect and humor and all of that, and i thought that is what the, the world is like. tavis: since you went there, let me follow you in. let me start with this. i love jazz. jazz is, obviously, improvisational. jazz by any other definition is really freedom, freedom to do what you do on stage, and no song ever sounds the same if it is done in the spirit of what jazz is all about. you know that from miles davis and some of the greats. is there any parallel between comedy and jazz? >> yes, improvisation is really important. you are making something up in front of the audience. now, musi
divide between the parties in terms of visions of the future and it will not be changed because they made a nice small talk over dinner. it is not going to be -- if there is going to be a break it will be when the american people are so outraged by what is happening, some republicans are willing to defect from their collection. until then it is not. this is not something that can be done by having good manners. tavis: i take it the american people have not been sufficiently outraged as yet. why not end when? >> ok. the answer is the public has not seen the full impact. so far, we have had a lot of shipping at the edges but people have not seen the impact, but to correlate with the sequestered and all that. the real problems of central government service cutting back has not started to buy. that will take time. the public has not appreciated fully just how radical the public agenda -- republican agenda is and that will take longer. we will have to wait several months. people who thought that there was going to be a mass uprising against the sequester the moment it kicked in were misjudging
in this role." being in this business, it is hard for people to change their minds and hard for people to take that risk, and you just need one person to do it and be able to prove yourself and be able to prove that you can do something different, and then you are in, but it takes that one person, and for me, that was jane. tavis: one year ago, we had a conversation on the set, and i was not sure if i was ever going to see him again, because, as you know, you were there. you did not know whether or not the show was going to come back. you remember the whole controversy. so i did not know what the future of "mad men" was going to be, now back for a sixth season, but this goes to the point about people being used to seeing you as peggy knapp. the counterintuitive question. earlier, you suggested that if you could keep playing peggy forever, you would. the flip side of this, and you drew down on it, if you played peggy forever, and we could never imagine you playing anything other than peggy, so you can see what i am getting at. when you're in the zone, and the show is working, all of the accolad
the first thing he's likely to do is to try to change the narrative that he himself used in his cairo speech back in 2009. there he linked israel's existence to the holocaust and the need to have a jewish homeland because of the efforts by the nazis to extinguish the jewish race. that narrative reinforced by the fact that he went from cairo to auschwits, i don't know if you remember that, was a problem from the israeli point of view. israelis would like to believe their existence is justified not only by the holocaust but especially by the fact that the land that they are in is the land of their forefathers, the land that god gave to the jews and that narrative is something that obama missed completely in his cairo speech and so on this trip you will notice that he's going to go to lay a wreath not just on the grave of yitzhak rabin, the great warrior of peace, but also on the grave of theodor herzl, the founder of the zionist movement. he is going to identify with the founder of the zionist movement. i have to tell you frankl
fundamentally struggle with engagement of youth. think changing the way we about instruction. the notion that students are going to come in, sit down, have their homework ready and cannot ait to go to school with fabric so torn in society and back home, those issues come into school. understanded to geometry. we view the signs of disengagement as defiance. disengagement and defiance are not the same and you know that. , i gets a simple reason out, just the opposite of what we're trying to do. i think they are issues of fear. what is going to happen if i challenge a student? what we find out is that in the schools where we are watching few if any suspensions, there is a lot of teacher engagement with students. i could not be more proud of it and it is astonishing. tavis: let me ask you a two-part question and let you take your time. on one hand, i want ask you whether we are expecting too much of teachers. whether or not, with all of these issues, we are asking teachers to do too much. we are asking them to be a parent, a counselor. are we asking too much of teachers? what is the motivati
, snoop lion? he changed his name? what name is the going by? you can call me whenever you wanted it is still me. to me, snoop lion is the growth of snoop dogg into manhood, wiser, more educated, more articulate, speaking something that needs to be said as opposed to having fun all the time. we have too much fun and do not deal with what is real. we have to let the fund be the backdrop and the real be the fourth round. tavis: you are flowing again, man. it just comes naturally. march 15, documentary comes out. you have a blockbuster on your hand. a lot of folks are going to check this out. what do you hope the takeaway will be for the viewer? >> the take away, that they were able to enjoy the during you -- the journey with me. this was a beautiful journey, the good, the back, and the ugly. i just want you to enjoy the ride. tavis: this is my 10th year on pbs. before that, bet and the other stuff. i have always enjoyed you coming to see me. >> i love how you get down. i have been with you from day one. keep doing your thing. tavis:my boy, snoop lion. the documentary is called "rein
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